Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
HOG FUTURES JARED CORNELIUS:
Razorbacks want ball in Cornelius’ hands
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, back, watches on as Jared Cornelius catches a pass during spring football practice Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Jared Cornelius has great hands. Everybody says so, from former coaches to current coaches to the Arkansas quarterbacks who throw him the football.
Jared Cornelius glance
WEIGHT 195 pounds
LAST STOP Evangel Christian Academy
NOTEWORTHY Early enrollee had a solid spring debut with a number of good catches. … Caught 71 passes for 1,189 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior after recording 90 receptions for 1,585 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior. … A three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout. … Rated the No. 23 prospect in Louisiana and No. 89 receiver in the country by Rivals. … Rated the No. 47 prospect in Louisiana by 247Sports.com. … Son of former LSU and Louisiana Tech defensive lineman Shannon Cornelius. … Chose Arkansas over offers from Missouri, Tennessee, TCU, Houston and San Diego State.
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